SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Vocalist - Alto.
Looking for a siren to front and/or enhance some solo work I'm creating, as well as a melodic lead guitarist who can really breathe life into solo sections. I'm happy to work remotely if you have your own DAW.
I'm mostly interested in creating new music -- not just covering someone else's stuff.
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- Member since:
- May 10 2017
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Most available:
Far too many to list here, but I'll get to this later. The short answer is that I like far more music than I dislike. I'm the rhythm guitarist and vocalist for NJ's 3rDegree as well as bassist and vocalist for CRUST presently, and also have a collaborative side project called Synaptic Ooze. Also working on pop project Liquid 56 and prog project TWA.
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A couple of guitars, some basses, a few amps, a fistful of mics, a midi controller, a pretty clutch v-drum kit with Superior Drummer, my voice and a Pro Tools audio rig.
I've never been one to geek out over all the tech specs and brand names of my stuff. If it makes music, that's all that matters. I've known too many people with super sweet gear and only marginal talent to match.
Time to Choose
Time to Choose Track number: 1 Year: 2020 Album: Time to Choose EP Genre: Progressive
Conceived in March 2020 while on a COVID-19 driven layoff from work, this piece (originally called "Toilet Paper Bloodbath") was intended to be a simple power-metal tune to blow off some creative steam. It was initially inspired by the comically despicable toilet paper hoarding and general disintegration of common courtesy that came with the outset of the pandemic, but morphed into something much deeper as circumstances changed and news continued to worsen. Over the 9 months it took to bring this to completion, I was fortunate to have been able to have so many other talented artists lend their creative talents. Musicians (in order of appearance): Eric Pseja: Lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synth programming, drum programming, spoken word (Voiceover version) Bryan Zeigler: First guitar solo Dan Turdo: Lead backing vocals David Pseja: Chorus backing vocals Doug Mensing: Chorus backing vocals Rich Light: Chorus backing vocals Liz Tapia: Bridge vocals George Dobbs: Keyboard solo Kaitlyn Pseja: Clarinet, bass clarinet Fernando Perdomo: Fourth guitar solo Lindsay Pseja: Backing vocals Kylie Turdo: Backing vocals https://synapticooze.bandcamp.com/album/time-to-choose-ep
All I Want Is Snow
All I Want Is Snow Year: 2020 Album: All I Want Is Snow EP Genre: Pop
18 years after the release of the original "A Very CRUSTy Christmas" album comes this brand new holiday single, to be featured on the forthcoming 2021 Definitive Edition re-release. Developed with obvious inspiration from The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Jellyfish and Harry Nilsson, we hope this tune will put a spring in your step and add some extra sparkle to your holiday festivities! Eric Pseja: Lead vocals, bass guitar, backing vocals, drum programming, whistlin' David Pseja: Vocals, percussion, synth Doug Mensing: Vocals, guitar Rich Light: Vocals, keyboards Daniel Pseja: Cello Songwriting and lyrics by David Pseja Vocal arrangement by Eric Pseja Mixing and mastering by Eric Pseja https://crustweb.bandcamp.com/album/all-i-want-is-snow-ep
Cinderblock Track number: 2 Year: 2013 Album: Eclectic Shadyland Genre: Rock
Straight forward power rock from my college band CRUST. https://crustweb.bandcamp.com/album/eclectic-shadyland
Hallowed Year: 2019 Genre: Progressive
Part of my collaborative Synaptic Ooze project, this tune was written over a span of three years, this song initially came to me in late October 2016 when I was listening to a lot of Akira Yamaoka & Type O Negative and watching slow-burn horror movies. It is written from the point of view of a beautiful, charismatic predator as he persuades some poor shattered soul into submission under the guise of protection. This song features the incredible Katie Pachnos on Electric and acoustic harp. Support her at https://www.katpach.com/
Canyon Year: 2020 Genre: Progressive
Part of my collaborative Synaptic Ooze project, the opening delayed guitar riff always evoked images of watching one of those amazing night-sky time lapse videos from some remote desert location, and the sense of awe and wonder it inspires. Thus, the title Canyon. After wandering the US Southwest through the web, I learned about the Diné (Navajo) concept of Hózh?? -- it means, “walk in beauty, a place of harmony, blessing, a state of holy being, or a peaceful place." In short, this word seems to encompass beauty, order, harmony, and the idea of striving for a balanced life. I decided it was a great descriptor of the feeling I get when awed by nature and decided to incorporate that word sung as if reflecting off the canyon walls. To illuminate the majestic facet I believe is also inherent in Hózh??, I asked Joe Deninzon of Stratospheerius to contribute some incredibly emotional electric violin work. Please support him online at joedeninzon.com and stratospheerius.bandcamp.com At the time of this release, the world is in a pretty grave state. Working on this music has provided me with great focus and peace. I hope it can provide the same to you.
As Silver Bleeds to Gray
As Silver Bleeds to Gray Year: 2019 Genre: Alternative
A collaborative piece from my Synaptic Ooze project. While mixing it, I was overcome with melancholy and the thought of staring out a rain streaked window overlooking a barren city street came to mind. To feel utterly alone in a place teeming with others must be a crushing experience. This is my aural expression of that feeling.